West Central Florida State Parks
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
6d ago
Send us a Text Message. This week the Madcaps discuss their favorite parks and hiking destinations that are in West Central Florida from scrub to Native American mounds, the Madcaps discuss a few parks in this area. Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council and sign up to be a springs advocate at https://www.floridaspringscouncil.org/madcaps Questions and comments can be emailed at thefloridamadcaps@gmail.com Ryan can be found on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/the_fl_excursionist/ Chris and Chelsey can be found ..read more
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Endless Variety: Exploring Florida's Habitats
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
1w ago
Send us a Text Message. This week the Madcaps discuss some of Florida's amazing habitats, from the limestone trails of the Florida Keys, to the ancient dunes of Lake Wales Ridge, we talk about many different habitats of Florida and what makes them special. Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council and sign up to be a springs advocate at https://www.floridaspringscouncil.org/madcaps Questions and comments can be emailed at thefloridamadcaps@gmail.com Ryan can be found on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/the_fl_exc ..read more
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Paddle Guides Kim and Ashley discuss the Wild and Scenic waterways of Central Florida
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2w ago
This week we were fortunate enough to have Kim and Ashley join us who do tours on one of the two designated Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida the Wekiva River (including Rock Springs Run and The Emerald Cut).  This week we listen to some of the fascinating aspects of the river and some of the more interesting events that they have observed while guiding paddlers down these iconic waterways. Ashley can be reached on instagram at @smashsups Kim can be reached on instagram at @tourguidekim Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Sp ..read more
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Wakulla Springs State Park
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3w ago
This week the Madcaps discuss the fascinating state park.  Wakulla Springs!  The spring, trails, boat tours, and elegant lodge were all discussed.  Check out the park website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/WakullaSprings Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council at https://www.floridaspringscouncil.org/madcaps Questions and comments can be emailed at thefloridamadcaps@gmail.com Ryan can be found on Instagram at: the_fl_excursionist Chris and Chelsey can be found at https://www.instagram.com/sunshines ..read more
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Natural areas to visit around Tallahassee
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
1M ago
In this episode, the Madcaps share their favorite natural areas that they have visited around  Tallahassee.  Here are a few points that we discussed: Lake Talquin State Park https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/lake-talquin-state-park Lake Talquin State Forest https://www.fdacs.gov/Forest-Wildfire/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Lake-Talquin-State-Forest Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park https://www.floridastateparks.org/MaclayGardens Mission San Luis https://www.missionsanluis.org/ Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park https://www.talgov.com/parks/parks-phipps Wakulla State Fo ..read more
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Recreating around Osceola National Forest
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
1M ago
This week the Madcaps talk about the Florida National Scenic Trail through Osceola National Forest as well as state and county recreation areas.  We discuss history, natural features such as waterfalls, and hiking along the St Mary's River. Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council at https://www.floridaspringscouncil.org/madcaps Questions and comments can be emailed at thefloridamadcaps@gmail.com Ryan can be found on Instagram at: the_fl_excursionist Chris and Chelsey can be found at https://www.instagram.com/suns ..read more
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Florida Legislative Session Wrap up and Budget Review
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
1M ago
This week the Madcaps welcome back Ryan Smart, executive director of the Florida Springs Council.  We discuss the various bills that we covered in previous podcasts and what their fate was during this session.  Ryan Smart also guides us through the budget that is being sent to the governor for signing including how funding for Florida's various environmental needs matched up with what was requested versus what a coalition of environmental groups recommended.   Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council ..read more
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Gopher Games a Documentary About the Plight of the Gopher Tortoise.
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
1M ago
This week the Madcaps talk with Brent Fannin the director of Gopher Games, a documentary highlighting the plight of the vanishing gopher tortoise population in Florida.  This week we discuss how loose regulations and aggressive development is causing habitat loss for the venerable gopher tortoise.   Film Premier (free admission)  is on Saturday, March 30th at  3:15 at First Magnitude Brewing Co in Gainesville, Florida. https://www.facebook.com/events/435078672304295 To get more info about the documentary and the social media links visit: https://gophergamesfilm.com/ Ple ..read more
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Mermaids, Manatees, and a Hippo. Homosassa & Weeki Wachee Springs
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
2M ago
This week the Madcaps discuss two very well-known springs in Florida.  Weeki Wachee and Homosassa Springs.  Both springs were once Florida attractions before being acquired by the state.  Now they still function yet with a more conservation-minded experience.   Homosassa Springs (home of Lu the Hippo) https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ellie-schiller-homosassa-springs-wildlife-state-park Weeki Wachee Springs (Home of the famous mermaids) https://www.floridastateparks.org/WeekiWachee Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get you ..read more
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Snakes, Gators, and Bears! Oh My! What to consider when encountering intimidating wildlife in Florida.
The Florida Madcaps
by Sunshine State Seekers and the Florida Excursionist
2M ago
This week the Madcaps discuss some of the wildlife that may have notorious reputations yet are not as harmful as they may seem.  Snakes, gators, bears, and more are discussed this week by the Madcaps who have encountered them all in the wild.   Please subscribe! Shares and reviews are much appreciated! Get your FREE sticker from the Florida Springs Council at https://www.floridaspringscouncil.org/madcaps Questions and comments can be emailed at thefloridamadcaps@gmail.com Ryan can be found on Instagram at: the_fl_excursionist Chris and Chelsey can be found at https://www.instagram ..read more
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